The Southwest Regional Section will hold its Fall 2009 Labor Day Symposium, TechXperience Weekend, September 5 to 6 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Events will be held at the Stage Center Theatre in the Arts District of downtown OKC, and at Oklahoma City University.
Workshops include: Men’s Tailoring with Kristina Hanssen and George Curry; Scene Painting with Jenny Knott and Heidi Hoffer; Theatre Architecture tours with Jack Hagler; Moving Lights & Ion demo with Eric Marsh; Color Theory and design by Joe Tawil; Designing for Outdoor Theatre; and more. The keynote speaker will be Robert Benedetti, Lighting Designer, Emmy winning director, producer, and author. His address will be about the director/designer relationship. There also will be a Professional Design Exhibition that is open to all Regional members.
As USITT National celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Southwest Regional Section will turn 40 years old. The Section will kick off its 40th year during the TechXperience. During the symposium there will be opportunities to see three local productions: Death of a Salesman at the Pollard Theatre, Twelfth Night at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, and Compleat Female at the Stage Center.
Registration is $5 for student members and $20 for regular members. For more information, check out www.usitt-sw.org.